This is pretty cool news! Viggo Mortensen according to Variety is no longer in talks to star in Snow White & The Huntsman. For those of you who have not been following this is good news for Superman and Viggo fans.
Viggo was unable to committ to playing a villain in Superman Man of Steel because of his negotiations on Snow White. Now that those have fallen apart it would seem that Viggo can now get on track with Zack Snyder and the producers of Man of Steel to take on a leading role.
My only real beef with this is that it seems that Zack Snyder is intent on bringing back the villains from the Phantom zone which were already featured in the Superman 2 movie from 1980. I am sure that Zack will bring his own twist to it but with the massive list of potential villains available to use recyling old ones is frankly kinda weak.
One thing is for sure however that this wont be anything like the Superman 2 movie since Zack Snyder has said repeatedly this is an origins movie that will stand on its own. Many months ago he told Fimsactu;
“The film will focus on early days of Superman, so there will be no links with other films. This is not a remake then. Similarly, although I still can not talk about the script, I can assure you that this new Superman will not be based on a comic book in particular.”
So I am not happy about General Zod but thats not to say we wont see other villains and a truly crafty take on it including seeing the film take place on the home planet of the supes! What are your thoughts?